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Hon. Mike Wolff Urges President Obama to Make Major Changes in U.S. Sentencing Practices
January 14, 2009

Visiting professor and Missouri Supreme Court Judge Michael Wolff's letter to President Obama calling for major changes in state and federal sentencing practices — which have resulted in the United States imprisoning a larger percentage of its population than any other country — was covered in the St. Louis Beacon.

Prof. Goldstein Discusses How Gov. Blagojevich's Trial Will Set Precedent for Future State Legislatures
January 13, 2009

Professor Joel K. Goldstein explains that the Illinois legislature is not only addressing the current situation but it is also setting precedents for future state legislatures to the St. Louis Beacon.

Who has stronger legal standing: Burris or the Senate? Prof. Howard sheds expert light on the debate
January 9, 2009

Professor Alan J. Howard discusses the legal actions surrounding the Roland Burris situation — and explains why Burris has the stronger case on KMOX Radio.

Prof. Ammann Nominated as Lawyer of the Year by Missouri Lawyers Weekly
January 9, 2009

Missouri Lawyers Weekly recently nominated Professor John J. Ammann as its 2008 “Lawyer of the Year.” The publication honored Ammann for championing the cause of 80 Bosnians whose applications for citizenship were repeatedly delayed. Under Ammann’s leadership, the School of Law Legal Clinic persuaded the government to accelerate the naturalization process. Ammann was also recognized for his lifelong devotion to advocating for the disadvantaged.

Prof. Howard Offers Expert Analysis on Congress' Constitutional Authority to Exclude Burris
January 7, 2009

Professor Alan J. Howard asserts that Congress legally cannot keep Roland Burris from taking his seat, and that if the Senate excludes Burris from office, he has standing to challenge the Senate in an interview with KTVI-TV reporter Charles Jaco on FOX 2 News.

Will the U.S. Supreme Court Challenge Congress on Burris' Senate Seat? Prof. Goldstein Weighs In
January 6, 2009

Professor Joel K. Goldstein questions whether the Roberts Court is likely to challenge Congress on the Senate's ability to exclude Roland Burris in the St. Louis Beacon.

The Muzzle Is Off VP-Elect Joe Biden; Professor Goldstein Comments on the Record Silence
January 5, 2009

Professor Goldstein offers insight on why the Obama administration has kept Biden under wraps until now, explaining that the strategy lets the light shine brighter on the president-elect — and that Biden's reputation for gaffes and off-the-cuff quips weren't the only reasons behind the silent period to politico and

Sen. Biden Could Be Obama's Most Important Team Member, Prof. Goldstein Explains Why
December 19, 2008

Professor Joel K. Goldstein explains how former President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale transformed the vice presidency from "a national laughing stock to a true governing asset" — and why President-elect Barack Obama should create a Mondale model of the vice presidency to best tackle the nation's staggering challenges in an analysis he wrote for the St. Louis Beacon.

Justice Stevens Will Swear Sen. Biden in as VP, Prof. Goldstein Comments on the Selection Process
December 18, 2008

From the chief justice to speakers of the House, recent vice presidents vary on officiant selection, Professor Joel K. Goldstein explains to Delaware Online.

Professor Goldman Discusses Pressing Legal Issues on St. Louis on the Air
December 17, 2008

Professor Goldman was a featured panelist on KWMU-FM 90.7’s “Legal Roundtable.” He discussed significant U.S. Supreme Court 2008 rulings and debated if Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich actually committed a crime and if the recent sentence imposed on O.J. Simpson for armed robbery and kidnapping was too stiff on "St. Louis on the Air."

Professor Goldstein Questions Sen. Robert Byrd's Reelection as President Pro Tempore of the Senate
December 16, 2008

Prof. Joel Goldstein explains it's "very questionable" that Sen. Robert Byrd, 91, who recently stepped down as chairman of the Appropriations Committee, should have been reelected as president pro tempore of the Senate, a position that constitutionally puts him third in line for the presidency to Congressional Quarterly.

Prof. Greaney's Insight on Antitrust Health Care Issues Is Delivered to President-elect Obama
December 9, 2008

Professor Tim Greaney authored the chapter on health care for the American Antitrust Institute's new book, The Next Antitrust Agenda: The American Antitrust Institute's Transition Report on Competition Policy to the 44th President of the United States. The book -- which details a policy agenda for antitrust law and offers specific suggestions for legislation and enforcement priorities to the next administration -- was recently published and delivered to President-elect Barak Obama.

Should Bill Clinton Return to Office as a New York Senator? Prof. Goldstein Offers His Opinion
December 5, 2008

Prof. Joel Goldstein explains that it would be beneficial to have someone with Clinton's experience and perspective in the Senate to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Professor Joel Goldstein on Joe Biden's Role as the Vice President
December 2, 2008

Prof. Goldstein explains that Biden will serve as a troubleshooter and sounding board for President Obama to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Biden Will Be a Resource on National Security Issues, Professor Joel Goldstein Predicts
December 2, 2008

Prof. Goldstein offers insight into why Joe Biden will be a valuable resource for both President-elect Obama and Hillary Clinton, Obama's anticipated Secretary of State to Delaware Online

Professor Joel Goldstein Discusses Why the Sarah Palin Gamble Didn't Pay Off
November 18, 2008

Prof. Goldstein shares his thoughts on why Palin was a bad choice for John McCain in a column featured on The History News Network

How Will Obama Implement Change? Professor Joel Goldstein Explains
November 16, 2008

Prof. Goldstein offers predictions to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on how Obama will deliver "the change" he promised. The story also appeared on

Professor Joel Goldstein Comments on John McCain's Selection of Sarah Palin
November 15, 2008

Quoted in The Washington Independent about Sen. John McCain's choice of running mate Sarah Palin.

Professor Joel Goldstein Discusses Historical Significance of Barack Obama's Win
November 13, 2008

Professor Goldstein was quoted in an Associated Press story about the historical significance of Barack Obama's presidential win. The story ran in numerous media outlets across the nation, including USA Today, The San Diego Tribune and GMA News TV (Philippines.) He was also interviewed on XM Satellite Radio-POTUS about the presidential race.

Professor Jeff Redding Presents at 2008 Annual Conference on South Asia
November 12, 2008

Prof. Redding presented "Institutional Multiculturalism" at panel discussions on "Cultural Accommodation and Legal Pluralism in South Asia" and on "Adoption of Muslim Personal Law for South Asian Muslims in the West" at the Annual Conference on South Asia in Madison, Wis.

Professor Jeff Redding Participates in Panel Discussions on Dissecting Same Sex Marriage
November 12, 2008

Prof. Redding presented "Slicing the American Pie, Dissecting Same Sex Marriage" at a panel discussion on the "General Aspects and Social Consequences of Legalizing Same Sex Marriage" at Chapman University School of Law and also at the 2008 annual meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law panel discussion on "Can the Rest Learn From the West?" in San Francisco.

Professor Joel Goldstein Comments on the Role of Vice-President Elect Joe Biden
November 12, 2008

Quoted in USA Today about the future role of vice president-elect Joe Biden.

Professor Bradley Fogel Elected to American College of Trusts & Estates Counsel
November 10, 2008

The association invites professors and attorneys who have made substantial contributions to the field of trusts and estates law.

Prof. Goldstein Participates in Live Streaming Coverage of Election 2008
November 4, 2008

Prof. Goldstein participated in analysis of election issues, races, trends and results, through KETC's Nine Network Election Central Live Streaming.

Professor Goldstein Comments on the Role of the Vice Presidency
October 27, 2008

A Letter to the Editor, "Constitutionally, the Vice President Is a True Executive" was published in The New York Times
October 28
Interviewed by Delaware radio 1150AM WDEL
October 27
Interviewed by Joy Cardin on Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR)
Quoted in the Miami Herald
October 24
Interviewed by The Boston Globe about the future and past roles of the vice presidency.
Wrote article that was published in St. Louis Beacon

Professor Goldman Discusses the New Session of the Supreme Court
October 22, 2008

Featured panelist on “Legal Roundtable,” moderated by Don Marsh on KWMU’s St. Louis on the Air

Professor Walker Awarded Top Prize for AALS Criminal Justice Junior Scholars Competition
October 22, 2008

The Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law selected an article by Anders Walker titled "The Anti-Case Method: Recovering the Hidden History of Criminal Law" as the winner of the AALS Criminal Justice Section's Junior Scholars Paper Competition. Anders will receive the award Jan. 9 at AALS' annual meeting in San Diego.

Prof. Greaney's Antitrust Expertise Sought
October 13, 2008

Greaney was quoted by Amy Lynn Sorrel in AmedNews, the American Medical Association's newspaper, on recent court decisions involving antitrust challenges to efforts to block specialty hospitals.

Greaney was nterviewed for a radio news report on the same subject by American Medical News on the "Reach MD" Program on XM Radio Chanel 157.

Professor Pendo on Anti-Bias Laws
October 13, 2008

Professor Elizabeth Pendo spoke to the American Medical News about a case pitting anti-bias law against doctors' rights.

Many Seek Prof. Goldstein's VP Expertise
October 2, 2008

Interviewed by John Broder for The New York Times "Week in Review"
October 3
Interviewed by Michel Martin on NPR Tell Me More
Quoted in The New York Times, Le Figaro, impreMedia , WNBC New York , BBC Mundo, entorno, and USA Today
October 2
Previous evening's forum broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio
Contributor for the The Presidential Debate Blog
Interviewed by La Opinion , BBC Mondo, KMOX 1120 and Fox 2 KTVI, XM Radio's POTUS '08 Channel, BBC, Australian Broadcasting Company, Nowy Dziennik - Polish Daily News, and St. Louis Beacon
October 1
Participated in a forum "Power and Problems of the Vice Presidency" sponsored by the Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy.
Interviewed by the The New Journal - Wilmington, DE, Agence France-Presse and KSDK Channel 5
September 30
Interviewed by the Toronto Star and the National Norwegian News Service